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The New Republic: Opinion- Issac Chotner- Ross Douhat Column on Young People: Individualism and Liberalism

The New Republic: Opinion- Issac Chotner- Ross Douhat Column and Young People This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat This blog talks a lot about labels, especially what they mean in politics.  Thus, when I read a column … Continue reading

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AP: Video: Harriman Institute Director Timothy Frye: Analysis: Economic Sanctions Might Hurt Russia

Erik Schneider on Google+ The New Democrat on Facebook The New Democrat on Twitter This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Maybe we could see an international coalition of America, Canada, Britain, United Nations,  European Union, … Continue reading

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AP: Raw Video: Democratic Governors Push For Minimum Wage Hike

Erik Schneider on Google+ The New Democrat on Facebook The New Democrat on Twitter This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger I’m all in favor of increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour; actually I … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Video: Robert Moffitt: Questions About EITC’s Role in the Safety Net

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger The whole point of the Earned Income Tax Credit which was signed into law by Richard Nixon or Gerald Ford, hardly Socialists, or even Liberals, was to encourage … Continue reading

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Secular Talk: Video: Governor Rick Perry: Decriminalize Pot

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Governor Rick Perry a true Federalist at least when it comes to marijuana and not one of these fake Conservatives who like to nationalize social and cultural issues … Continue reading

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The Young Turks: Is President Obama Right About Marijuana?

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat Keep in mind this is coming from one of the safest politicians at least in modern American political history. Who is well-known for looking at all sides and considering all opinions … Continue reading

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The New America Foundation: Video: Peter Beinart on The Rise of The New Left

. The New-Left came alive in the late 1960s as part of the Baby Boom Generation. To oppose the Vietnam War and who weren’t fans of capitalism and perhaps private enterprise all together. And wanted to see the rich be … Continue reading

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Washington Post: Video: Tyler Cowen: Tears in America’s Social Safety Net?

Tyler Cowen: Tears in America’s Social Safety Net? – YouTube. The real debate about the safety net in America should be about exactly what is it and what should it be for. Rather than trying to destroy it or end … Continue reading

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▶The Economist: Video: David Rennie: Attacking Syria: Shifting The Burden

▶ David Rennie: Attacking Syria: Shifting The Bburden – YouTube. At the very least seeking Congressional approval about Syria is smart politics by President Obama. Because it forces Congress to take an official position one way or the other and … Continue reading

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▶VOA News: Video: The King Legacy, Marching Forward

▶ The King Legacy – Marching Forward – YouTube. I love these films about the March on Washington and being able to see what freedom marchers of this period went through. From the people themselves and being able to hear … Continue reading

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